Welcome to the University of Central Arkansas!
Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is a four-year public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. It is one of the best and most affordable options for higher education in the American south. UCA consistently ranks among the top 25 “Most Desirable Large Schools” in Kaplan/Newsweek “Finding the Right College for You Guide.” UCA offers more than 100 undergraduate courses of study, 33 master’s degree programs, and four doctoral programs for students to explore. We are committed to cultural diversity with a campus that is home to students from 43 states and 60 countries.
UCA offers a wide variety of programs and extracurricular activities to pursue your passions. Do you enjoy browsing a great art exhibit? The Baum Gallery is an education art museum for students, faculty, and staff, featuring local, national and international touring exhibitions. Maybe you prefer to listen to a world-class music performance? Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall is a state-of-the-art performance hall bringing globally renowned speakers, musicians, and Broadway performances to the UCA campus. We also have a top-notch, nationally recognized Division I athletic program.
UCA housing is top rate, offering 10 halls and abundant apartment housing. UCA has five residential colleges that are co-education living and learning communities that provide opportunities to connect to every aspect of student life. Residential college students are enrolled in the same cluster of classes to promote collaborative learning and have the added bonus of living side-by-side with UCA faculty and older mentoring students.